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VMware Workstation 11.1 Vprintproxy.exe Stack Overflow

VMware Workstation 11.1 Vprintproxy.exe Stack Overflow
Posted Jan 13, 2016
Authored by Google Security Research, kostyak

Printer virtualization under VMware Workstation involves a vprintproxy.exe process launched by vmware-vmx.exe on the Host. It will receive and process EMFSPOOL files sent by a Guest on its COM1 port, if a virtual printer has been added to the VM hardware (default). Several vulnerabilities in this component allow an unprivileged Guest user to execute code on the Host.

tags | exploit, vulnerability
systems | linux
advisories | CVE-2012-0897
MD5 | 73ac33d0baf1c0329b29437d139dbf95

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